KDDI to Cut Communication Fees by Up to 40 Pct

Economy

Tokyo, May 13 (Jiji Press)--Japanese mobile phone carrier KDDI Corp. <9433> will start offering new subscription plans in June, reducing communication fees by up to 40 pct from current levels, the company announced Monday.

KDDI, the operator of "au" mobile phone service, is following domestic rival NTT Docomo Inc. <9437>, which announced new plans in April to reduce communication fees by up to 40 pct starting next month.

To get the 40 pct discount under KDDI's new plans, users will need to subscribe for three family members and use the company's fixed Internet connection service.

If a user signs up for data communications of up to one gigabyte, the monthly fee will be 1,980 yen per user, down 40 pct from current levels, even if the user does not subscribe to the fixed Internet connection service.

Ahead of the commercialization of the fifth generation, or 5G, super high-speed mobile communication format next year, the company is introducing other plans after this summer that will offer unlimited data communications.

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